One of Donegal’s most iconic brands and businesses, Magee of Donegal, is keeping local customer service a top priority while they adjust their structure for 2020’s challenges.
With #BuyDonegalWeekend just one day away, Magee 1866 are proud to join the 160 businesses supporting each other and showcasing Donegal.
Stephen Harron, manager of the Donegal Town store first started work here 27 years ago, as a teenager.
Like most bricks and mortar stores and businesses in Donegal and across the country, this year has been a very challenging one, both in the retail and wholesale sectors of the Magee business. Building their online presence is something Magee have grown with their well established Magee1866.com digital platform, Stephen and his colleagues now have an even greater opportunity to focus on this business stream.
‘’For us it’s vital that we can still trade through initiatives like click & collect and also offer a service to our customers should they want anything from the stores that is not on our online platform, to provide that extra element of customer service.’’
Magee has also expanded beyond its core Donegal base and has two shops in Dublin, Magee of South Anne Street and Magee at Arnotts.
In addition the Magee wholesale business caters for many independent retailers within Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world.
“Support from all of our local customers is so important to us”
Not forgetting the importance of their domestic Donegal market, “support from all of our local customers is so important to us. We very much look forward to getting our stores open again before Christmas and we hope that people will shop local and support all local businesses at this very unique time.’’
Also while this year has been challenging, it has also presented opportunities for Magee with staycationers frequenting their famed Donegal store during the summer months, many of whom had not been in Donegal ever before, or for quite some time.
Speaking about the #BuyDonegalWeekend initiative, Stephen said they were “delighted when we heard about the campaign from Donegal County Council. It’s really great to be involved in something like #BuyDonegalWeekend, which is not just about shopping local, but showcasing Donegal and our range of great businesses to a wider and global audience.
“We are planning a special offer for our Donegal customers over the weekend, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.’’
#BuyDonegalWeekend takes place this weekend, Friday 6th until Sunday 8th of November. Find out how to get involved at http://buydonegal.com